Ellen Michaelson’s novella, The Care of Strangers wins the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize. This moving story about vulnerability and friendship has earned critical praise since its release.
“An affecting glimpse into the evolution of friendship between women facing difficult odds.” – Publishers Weekly
“Michaelson’s success in arranging this unlikely friendship and the understated emotional journeys of her main characters, depicting the reality of hospital life, and portraying patients make for a very engaging read.” – Booklist
“The book is incredibly touching in all senses of the word – in fact, it is about touching – about the way we handle and care for one another. … The portrait overall is quite moving.” – Justin Torres, author of We the Animals and past MBF/de Groot Prize for the Novella judge.